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June 1, 2018 Briefings By


Zinvo’s Aviation Watch Stands Out But Is Still Affordable
Thanks to the internet, there are countless watch microbrands out there, but many have a hard time standing out. That, however, has not been a problem for Zinvo watches, which has made a name for itself creating incredibly unique watches with eye-catching designs. The Blade Phantom, for instance, is pretty much unlike any other mechanical watch in its price range. It features a Miyota 8215 automatic movement driving traditional hour and minute hands, but in place of a seconds hand the movement is hooked up to a dial-mounted turbine that spins hypnotically, inspired by an aircraft’s jet engine. The aviation theme continues to the boldly-machined case, which has a stealthy matte black finish.

Though mechanical watches often garner high price tags, Zinvo has kept things accessibly-priced: the Blade Phantom retails for just $229. What’s more, enter the code GP15 at checkout, and you’ll receive an additional 15 percent off.


New & Noteworthy Releases

Mission Workshop Just Released a Huge, Badass-Looking Backpack for World Travelers
Mission Workshop Just Released a Huge, Badass-Looking Backpack for World Travelers

It's probably way cooler than what you're currently wheeling to the airport.

This Beautiful New Office Chair Has Serious Mad Men Vibes
This Beautiful New Office Chair Has Serious Mad Men Vibes

One of the best ergonomic office chair makers in the world just made a luxury ergonomic office chair.

Nike Made a Hiking Boot — But It’s Not for Who You’d Think
Nike Made a Hiking Boot — But It’s Not for Who You’d Think

Hop to it and grab these hiking boots while you can — they're the freshest ones we've seen in a long time.

This Wireless Fast Charger Brings Modern Flair to Your Workspace
This Wireless Fast Charger Brings Modern Flair to Your Workspace

It can charge your smartphone either vertically or horizontally, which is ideal for those who watch Netflix or YouTube videos while charging.

This Compact Reverb Pedal Offers a Surprising Value
This Compact Reverb Pedal Offers a Surprising Value

11 highly-tweakable reverb modes.

The LEGO Bugatti Chiron Is Nearly as Complex as the Real Thing
The LEGO Bugatti Chiron Is Nearly as Complex as the Real Thing

The LEGO Technic Chiron's W16 engine features pistons that move; inside the cockpit are paddle shifters that click and clack; the rear wing is adjustable, as in the actual car; in the storage compartment, you...


Fresh Deals


Nike Metcon 4 Sale
Save $38: Nike Metcon 4s and the Metcon DSX Flyknit 2 are both on sale today for up to $38 off. The Metcon is one of our top picks to wear to the gym or to the Crossfit box, thanks to its heavy-duty outsole and crushingly strong support underfoot. Both sneakers are durable and high-quality picks for any training you’re doing. The sale is only offered in a few colors, all with a variety of sizes still in stock. — Meg Lappe

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Common Projects Sneakers
Save 30%: You can score a solid discount on a few sneakers from Common Projects, the OG luxe minimalist sneaker brand. Need Supply Co. is offering 30 percent off of the Achilles, Tournament and Bball styles and prices start at $296. Each Italian-made shoe riffs on a classic sneaker silhouette but features top-tier leather, a durable rubber sole and heat pressed gold serial number detailing. While the price of these kicks is still substantial, it’s an investment in quality — these aren’t your typical one-season sneakers.
— John Zientek


Chuck Taylor All Star ‘70s High Top Sneakers
Save 20%: Converse makes a replica of the Chuck Taylor All Star high tops it produced in the ‘70s and it’s far superior compared to normal Chucks. The upper is cut from durable organic canvas and features nickel eyelets and reinforced stitching. The thick rubber sole has higher foxing than modern Chucks and the insole is padded with OrthoLite Cushioning. Now at East Dane, you can save 20 percent on this classic warm-weather style in both black and white colorways. Normally $85, the style now costs $68 and is stocked in a range of sizes. — John Zientek


Todd Snyder x New Era Denim Caps
Save 25%: Todd Snyder’s collaboration with baseball cap brand New Era is one of many for the brand and its namesake designer, but its easily one of its most accessible.

The finished product is a minimal-yet-different enough take on the classic 59Fifty cap — your favorite team’s logo sewn into a hat made of denim that’s no longer made. Cone Denim lived as America’s lone selvedge denim manufacturer up until closing its White Oak plant in Greensboro, North Carolina in late 2017, and was hallowed by the denim-obsessed (and found its way into our Father’s Day guide this year).

The cap usually is 25 percent on Todd Snyder’s site right now. –Will Price


Brazyn Collapsible Foam Roller
Save 20%: In lieu of keeping a personal massage therapist on retainer, a foam roller is an athlete’s best friend. Rolling out muscles after an extended workout can help them by stimulating blood flow, which aids in recovery, and by introducing mobility into tissue that’s stuck together, tense or overused. It helps to reduce tension, increase mobility and lessen overall stress.

For all its benefits, the foam roller is an incredibly simple tool (it’s just a tube). It does have one major downfall though, and that’s portability. Sure, foam rollers with hollow interiors can be stuffed full of clothing and packed in a duffel, but it isn’t the most refined solution.

Brazyn, a company founded by former NFL tight end Nate Lawrie, solved that problem by creating a foam roller that’s collapsible. And while that may seem like a backward step in the design of an item that’s supposed to be able to support 350 pounds, it works. I’ve been using the Morph for over a year now, and it hasn’t inadvertently collapsed underneath me a single time. Its portability isn’t just a gimmick either — the Morph is still slightly chunky, but is definitely flat enough to stash in a suitcase or backpack. Any time I expect to get active while on a trip, the Morph comes with.

Huckberry is currently selling Brazyn’s collapsible foam roller for 20 percent off. If you’re a frequent traveler, or simply have been in the market for a foam roller and have yet to commit to a purchase, this is a great one to consider. — Tanner Bowden


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The 5 Best Portable Jump Starters
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This Is the Most Important Gear Scott Jurek Used to Set the Appalachian Trail Record
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